Bedford is a sportsman's paradise. From hunting game to fishing the beautiful trout and bass that lurk in its rivers, streams and lakes, Bedford offers gorgeous scenery, quiet mountain hollows, and plenty of animal life. Bedford challenges both the novice and the experienced.
Liberty Lake Park
Located at 939 Burk’s Hill Road in Bedford, Liberty Lake Park features a stocked lake and pond for fishing. The lake is stocked with trout by the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries from October through June. A fishing license and trout stamp are required during that time. Call 540-587-6061 for information.
Located on Lake Drive, City Lake is a four-acre park that provides fishing on a small lake in a quiet wooded setting.
Smith Mountain Lake
Forty miles long and 20,000 acres large, Smith Mountain Lake is tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and reigns as Virginia’s top freshwater striped bass fishery, holding the state record at 49.4 lbs!
Rock Hollow Trout Farm
1250 Rock Hollow Lane
Bedford, VA 24523
Quality Fishing for Hard Fighting Rainbow and Golden Trout in the Scenic Hills. Trout Stream – $50.00 per person (Reservations Required) 1 mile of private stream with many pools and runs, stocked daily, 5 fish limit per person. Trout Pond – $5.00 Admission/$5.00 per pound (Seniors & children under 9 free admission), 1 acre pond stocked regularly with Rainbow Trout. Trout Stream Open October – November Open for group outings of 5 or more. Reservation required 7 days in advance. December – June Open Daily 8:00am to 5:00pm. Trout Pond open December – May, Monday-Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm, Sunday 9:00am to 2:00pm. Bait and Tackle Shop, Equipment Rentals, Snack Bar, Gift Certificates, Corporate and Group Outings Available. Located 3 miles South of Bedford on Route 43 South at 1250 Rock Hollow Lane.
Bedford provides superb hunting opportunities from deer to wild turkeys, rabbit and waterfowl. Thousands of acres of public land are open to hunting, including state-owned wildlife management areas and national forests.